How is technology used to empower or supress democracy? On The Digital Divide we've analyzed how the NSA and other agencies have supressed our privacy and free speech here in the United States, but what about the rest of the world?
This month, we'll take a look at the recent elections in Iran and the political crisis in Honduras to find importantance of the media and communication networks in the fight for freedom.
We'll also hear stories of censoriship and surveillence from China, Israel, Egypt and more.
Sample and learn from over thirty exhibitors at Portland’s inaugural fermentation festival, TONIGHT, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM, at the Billy Frank, Jr. Conference Center, located at 721 NW 9th Ave in Portland. This event, which includes special guest Sandor Ellix Katz, author of Wild Fermentation, is open to whatever you want to bring -- fermented food and drink to share, products to sell, recipes, cultures etc. Or don't bring anything at all -- just come and enjoy some late summer skill sharing, talking, eating and drinking of all sorts of tasty food and drink. More information at ecotrust.org
Food is needed for distribution to Mt. Scott-Arleta and Foster-Powell neighborhood households. Foster Indy Mart, in collaboration with the Mt. Scott Park Presbyterian Church, is collecting non-perishable food items starting November 27 and running through December 6th. Bring your donations to 7916 SE Foster Rd, suite 104 between 11-7 PM Wednesday - Saturday and 11-5 PM Sundays. Special extended hours Friday 11/27 9 AM - 7 PM. More information at 503-706-7095.
The Community Alliance of Tenants is Oregon's only tenant controlled, renter's rights organization. They’re hosting a fundraiser Art Party on Friday, December 4th at P:EAR located at 338 NW 6th Avenue in downtown Portland. There’ll be music, beverages and, most importantly, art for sale with a sliding scale admission. All of the money goes to supporting CAT and the work they do for the tenants of Oregon. More information at oregoncat.org
Fourteen Oregonians died last month in five murder-suicides and one attempted murder suicide. Why this sudden outbreak now of men using guns to murder their spouses, ex-spouses and themselves when domestic violence homicides in Oregon have been on the decline? In 1997, 22 domestic violence homicides took place in Multnomah County alone. In recent years, the state average has been eight murder-suicides a year. Is it the economic climate, a lack of social services, or deep-rooted cultural issues?
This week on Voices from the Edge, Jo Ann and Dave talk with Jennifer Warren, LCSW, a counselor with Portland's Men's Resource Center/Women's Counseling Center since 1998. She specializes in domestic violence intervention and recovery, and has worked extensively with men and women arrested for domestic violence. Join us in this discussion about what's behind domestic violence murder-suicides, how the problem is being addressed and what needs to be done to stop the violence.
Do you want to have a say in what happens to the Memorial Coliseum site? Vision into Action is developing a concept for this site which will be submitted to the City and the Portland Development Commission in January as part of the formal design competition. You're invited to a presentation about the initial concept and a chance to provide feedback. This event will be held TONIGHT, from 6:30 to 8:30pm, at the Center for Intercultural Organizing, located at 700 North Killingsworth Street in Portland. Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Memorial Coliseum Input Meeting" in the subject line.